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Plan Your Visit

Thousands of people visit Ely Cathedral every year

This Cathedral was built as an offering to God by the monks who lived here. The music and worship that have been practised here ever since are a continuation of that offering. This is a very special place and we hope you find it a source of blessing, wonder and inspiration.

Visitor Opening Hours & Tickets

Monday to Saturday:
Between 10am - 4pm

Between 12.30pm - 3.30pm (Last entry 3pm)

Please check any changes to opening hours before you visit.

We kindly request that Visitor Tickets are booked in advance.

Guided Tour Tickets

You can add to your visit with one of our Cathedral Tours.

These include behind the scenes access to the Cathedral's unique Octagon Tower, the West Tower and the Monastic Buildings dotted around the Cathedral grounds.

For more information, please visit our Tickets and Tours page.

Getting Here

Ely is located in the east of England, just 12 miles north of Cambridge and easily accessible by car and by public transport.

By rail
Ely has many direct rail connections and Ely Cathedral is a 10 minute walk from the station.

By road

Main road routes serving Ely include the A10 and A142 (linking with the M11, A1 and A14). Car parking is free of charge in the city centre. Ely Cathedral's post code is CB7 4DL.

Octagon Tower Tours

Acknowledged as one of the wonders of medieval engineering, this incredible structure, suspended high over the centre of the Cathedral is considered the jewel in the Cathedral crown.

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Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Join us as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee from 2 - 5 June.

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Discovery Tours

Find out even more about the fascinating history of Ely Cathedral including our starring role in films and on TV, our Modern Art, the Victorian Restoration and more.

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The Blessed Virgin Mary by David Wynnein the Lady Chapel

Discovery Tours and Lunch

Enjoy a Discovery Tour with the addition of a two course lunch in the Almonry Restaurant.

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Online Shop

Our brand-new online shop is now open featuring over 100 products including guide books and souvenirs.

Browse the shop here

The Stained Glass Museum

The Stained Glass Museum within Ely Cathedral offers a unique insight into the fascinating history of stained glass.

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